Description - Tales Of Protection by Erik Fosnes Hansen
Tales of Protection is a novel about people in different places in different epochs contemporary Norway, nineteenth-century Sweden, and Renaissance Italy whose stories are bound together by the author s original and searching enquiry into why things happen the way they do.As the book opens, a dead man lies in his coffin reflecting on the past. Bolt was an eccentric scientist who devoted his old age to a vast research undertaking collecting random incidents from the history of the species and finding the underlying pattern that connects them. This kind of hindsight, after all, must be a kind of heaven or a kind of hell.His reveries lead him to tell two other tales one of a doomed lighthouse keeper on a Swedish island and another of rivalry among Renassiance artists and finally to tell a startling tale from his own early manhood. All of the tales, in his exquisitely suspenseful narration, demonstrate his theory of seriality , which is the opposite of causality.Erik Fosnes Hansen s Psalm at Journey s End was acclaimed as one of the most original works yet about the sinking of the Titanic. In Norway, Tales of Protection has been called a Blixenesque masterpiece; it is a
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Author Biography - Erik Fosnes Hansen
Erik Fosnes Hansen, born in 1965, is the author of Psalm at Journey's End. He lives in Oslo with his family.